THIS season saw huge growth within the Ardrossan Winton Rovers youth academy.

And now one of their young sides has silverware to show for it.

Teams from across the club's youth section regularly compete in tournaments and festivals throughout the year.

This takes them not only across Scotland, but all over Britain.

And for Winton's 2008 team, their recent trip to Blackpool was a fruitful one.

They travelled south earlier this month to compete in the Blackpool Cup - one of youth football's best known tournaments.

Teams from across the nation travelled to take part, but it was the Ardrossan side who took the top prize.

A representative from the club's academy commented: "Congratulations need to go to the team who not only competed in the event this year but won it.

"A tremendous achievement from a team who have done themselves, their club, and the area proud."